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S+ sleep monitor

S+ Sleep Monitor

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Need something for an insomniac's Christmas stocking? A device called S+ is a small bedside module that has both a motion sensor to track movement and an audio sensor to track breathing. Though likely not as accurate as a wearable sleep tracker, S+ doesn't have to go to bed with you in order to work. The device records information about light levels, temperature and noise, and gives feedback on ways that you can improve your sleep environment.

S+ also works as a note-taking tool, helping users to get those racing bedtime thoughts out of their heads by letting them record notes via voice or text. In the morning, S+ will attempt to wake you during your lightest phase of sleep, so you wake up feeling more ready and refreshed.

Price: $50.00 - $85.30

Stephanie Pappas
Live Science Contributor

Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.